In mid-1981 production shifted from to , and several two-tone paint options were offered. As before, the car was available in either or models, but was now a fitted with a near-vertical removable rear window and removable roof panels. These steel floor panels weighed less than the previous floor and reduced interior noise levels. The Sport Coupe came standard with the 2. Three models were available: Sport Coupe, Berlinetta, and Z28.
The 1991 Z28 also received a new wheel design to accent the new body. Each of the eight cylinders on the 350 engine requires a spark at the correct time. Chevy 350 Replacement Parts Long considered one of the easiest engines to rebuild, the Chevy 350 is commonly modified for increased performance with a plethora of aftermarket parts, including high-performance intake and exhaust components. Numerous websites and service manuals feature diagrams, as well as information on general maintenance, modifications and engine rebuilding. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive replaced the 3-speed automatic transmission in the Z28. An extended production cycle due to a labor dispute increased '69 volume.
Unchanged was the standard rear axle ratio for the base engine, which remained at 3. A redesigned center console permitted universal Delco radio options. Then there was the L88 engine that Chevrolet designed strictly for off-road use racing , with a published rating of 430 hp 321 kW , but featured a high-capacity 4-barrel carb, aluminum heads, a unique air induction system, and an ultra-high 12. Noteworthy is that about 82% of the cars were ordered with manual transmissions in 1968. Underneath sat a box-section aluminum impact bar on two Omark-bolt slider brackets similar to the system used in the nose which allowed the Corvette to pass federal five-mph impact tests at the rear as well as the front.
Early in production, the engine paint color was changed from Chevy orange to Corporate blue. Engines and chassis components were mostly carried over from the , but the body and interior were new. The chassis was carried over from the second generation models, retaining the fully independent suspension with minor revisions and the four-wheel disc brake system. For 1987 a convertible Camaro was reintroduced, converted by in relatively small numbers. A standard steel rim spare was used.
Two 350 cu in 5. Goodwrench, which produces new Chevy 350 crate engines in numerous configurations. If you haven't already pulled the old distributor, just turn the engine by hand until the rotor points to 1, then pull the old distributor, point the new one at 1 and slide it in. Its own lower body pin striping, gold 'Berlinetta' badging, and headlamp pockets were painted in an accent color. There's a lot more sincere ring now to our stock answer to the question, Why a Corvette? Chevy 350 Crate Engines Many companies offer new and rebuilt Chevy 350 crate engines for sale. A total of 250 black and 250 red examples were produced.
When you reinstall it must be in this exact position. Thus what was called the Limited Edition Indy Pace Car Replica Corvette made up some 15 percent of total production. The cylinder numbers where the plug wires go on the spark plugs are. A was included with convertibles, while an auxiliary with a glass rear window was offered at additional cost. It's generally accepted policy to replace the rotor and distributor cap at the same time. This was also the last year for the M21 close-ratio 4-speed, a gearbox that, as in previous years, required the optional L-82 engine.
Corvette's refinement as a touring sports car continued as both power steering and power brakes became standard and new options included body-colored sport mirrors, cruise control, and a new convenience group. The 350 L98 gave a boost to 225 hp at 4,400 and 330ftlb at 2,800. Its main distinction was black over silver metallic with a bright red pinstripe in between with a added to each end to alter appearance more dramatically. This was the final year for the L69 5. It was a solid lifter motor featuring a forged steel , 4-bolt main , 11:1 , impact extruded pistons, high-lift , low-restriction , aluminum , 4-barrel , and finned aluminum.
The fixed-glass fastback benefited both aerodynamics and increased the usable luggage space behind the seats while improving rearward visibility in the bargain. The 1982 model introduced the first Camaros with a hatchback body style, and such options as factory , and a four-cylinder engine. The majority of engine codes begin with the letter L -- L31, for instance. The large and complex rear window reflected recent advances in car glass design. L-82 engines were also now fitted with an aluminum intake manifold which saved 24 pounds compared to the cast iron unit of previous years. Chevy only made 3 special distributors, that I know of.
A Corvette milestone was reached during 1977 as Chevrolet had built a half million Corvettes since production began in 1953. . Aside from the new transmissions, base coupe and Berlinetta carried on as in 1982 with very little change other than newly available colors. The sharp edges on the dash surfaces were rounded and the lettering on gauges switched to yellow from white. In some cases they were built with black painted valve covers instead of the normal silver valve covers.